Title name: Master's Degree in Medieval European Studies: Images, Texts and Contexts
Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Philology Avenida de Castelao, s / n. North University Campus 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: 434/2009 of December 3 (DOG 12/15/2009)
Date of publication in the BOE: 08/24/2010
Date of the last accreditation: 10/23/2015
Responsible for the title:
Coordinator of the degree: Barral Rivadulla Mª Dolores
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
Languages of use: German Spanish Catalan Galician English Italian PortugueseInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsOffer a plural and integrative vision of medieval European culture in its various manifestations.
Train students to establish reciprocal relationships between the main axes that make up the Master: historical, artistic and linguistic-literary.
Train students to acquire an exhaustive knowledge of the lines of research and the most relevant critical proposals in the field of medieval studies.
Provide students with the methodological and critical foundations that allow them to access the exercise of research activity with a versatile and interdisciplinary training.
Train students in the handling of new information and communication technologies applied to the field of medieval studies, as well as indicate their usefulness in research practice and in the dissemination of cultural heritage.
To equip students with the fundamental skills to take advantage of and apply the knowledge acquired to the correct interpretation and dissemination of the medieval cultural legacy.
Train students to open new avenues of research in the field of medieval studies.
Make it possible for students with their research work to contribute to European cultural development through critical interpretation and the correct transmission of medieval cultural heritage in its various manifestations.
Contribute to the cultural development of Galicia through the correct valuation, interpretation and contextualization of the medieval legacy it possesses.Basic skillsPossess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.
That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study;
That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments;
That students know how to communicate their conclusions –and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that support them– to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way;
That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.CurriculumSpecialties or itineraries:
Are not contemplated
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.SaidasThe master's degree provides students with the possibility of continuing their line of research in the Middle Ages in a specific doctoral program (PD in Medieval Studies RD 199/2011). This is completed by linking the master's degree to the Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Network, funded by the Xunta de Galicia in different competitive calls, and which includes consolidated research groups that have among their priority lines the study of the Middle Ages in its various facets .
In addition, although the master has a fundamentally research orientation, the training it provides enables the development of professions of very different types that require knowledge in the field of the Middle Ages. It is worth highlighting the important success rate achieved by graduates of the degree in the qualification tests for tourist guides, and in accessing any job in museums, archives, libraries, heritage-related organizations, etc.